Gigs

Previous events

Art Amongst The Coal

Wylam Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Wylam

Really pleased to be performing with the North East Socialist Singers and Bethany Elen Coyle as part of Wylam Winter Tales Festival. The event celebrates the new Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland. Bob McManners and Gillian Wales will be speaking as well as representatives from The Auckland Castle Trust. Tickets: £6.00 Available via Festival website or Steve's Emporium in Wylam Village.

Gareth Davies-Jones in Concert

St Anne's Church, Market Square, Bishop Auckland

A unique evening of thanksgiving for the opening of the new Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Gareth will be joined by singer-songwriter Bethany Elen Coyle to sing a selection of songs related to the Mining Heritage of the region set amongst prayers, readings and meditations led by the Rev Eileen Harrop. No booking necessary - all welcome.

Gareth Davies-Jones, Yvonne & David Lyon : The Space Between

Bridge Chapel, Heath Road, L19, Liverpool

The Space Between Autumn Acoustic Tour returns. Alongside Yvonne and David Lyon Gareth will be performing songs from the trio's collaborative project inspired by the Sermon on The Mount. For more information please contact - 01512819716

Gareth Davies-Jones, Yvonne & David Lyon : The Space Between

St James's Church, South Broom, Devizes

The Space Between Autumn Acoustic Tour returns. Alongside Yvonne and David Lyon Gareth will be performing songs from the trio's collaborative project inspired by the Sermon on The Mount. Tickets via Devizes Books - Sidmouth Street, Devizes: 01380-725944, or Jeremy Davidson (St James Church contact): text or call 07903-030818, email: s17_jcd@yahoo.co.uk

Shows/Projects

Gareth's work as a gigging musician covers a variety of tours with different musical projects. You can book him solo, with a band or as a duo/trio act. Listed below are some of the options for different shows you can choose:-
  • SOLO GIGS 
  • LIVING ROOM GIGS 
  • NINE LESSONS: THE CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR
  • THE SEAM: SONGS & STORIES FROM THE MINING INSTITUTE
  • NORTH BY EAST
  • GARETH DAVIES-JONES & ROB HALLIGAN
  • GARETH DAVIES-JONES, YVONNE LYON & DAVID LYON

LIVING ROOM GIGS

For the past few years I’ve been performing concerts in the comfort of other folks homes. The concept of the ‘Living Room Gig’ is very simple - take a professional musician, provide a cosy corner in a friendly living room, invite a select audience, add some food and drink…… and you have the perfect evening out by staying in !  

There’s more information about what’s involved in organising the gigs below. But first………
…..don’t take my word for it. Listen to some audio from audience members, hosts and the artist.


The Audience Interview 1 
The Audience Interview 2
The Audience Interview 3
The Audience Interview 4


The Hosts Interview 1
The Hosts Interview 2


The Artist Interview 1


 

NINE LESSONS: CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR

Every year I’ve been putting aside time in December to do some very special gigs on the theme of Advent and Christmas. Music has always been an integral part of the Christmas season for me. Yet often the carols and songs drift by on a high street wave of over-familiarity that takes away the original potency and impact their writers intended. So, armed with fresh interpretations, arrangements, melodies, and with a little background on the writers themselves, I hit the road with some of the best known seasonal works intent on helping people to look again. And you know, year on year people have said to me how they appreciated some time away from the inevitable hustle and bustle, to sit back and re-engage with the wonder of Advent and Christmas. The gigs are usually intimate, cosy events in atmospheric venues.  The aim is to enjoy the music, hear the stories, relax in good company and reconnect with a story that has often been buried too deeply amongst our headlong rush to December 25th. 

The album that accompanies the tour (also called "Nine Lessons") is available to sample/purchase in the MUSIC section of the website.

For more information about the Nine Lessons Tour please download the PDF or contact at info@garethdavies-jones.com
 

THE SEAM: SONGS & STORIES FROM THE MINING INSTITUTE

As part of a unique project called The Seam in 2014/15 Gareth Davies-Jones was the singer-songwriter in residence at The Mining Institute, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Nestling at the heart of the city this fantastic Victorian Gothic building houses one of the most important historical archives in the country - detailing the history of mining going back to the 14th Century. Gareth's job was to tell the story of the archive through original song. As a result the album "The Usual Quarterly Days" was written, recorded and featured on a critically acclaimed tour in the spring of 2015. The show is available to venues across the country and can be performed solo, with a small band or for bigger venues with The Felling Brass, The North East Socialist Singers and a full back line. More details on the downloads. If you are interested in having The Seam at your venue please get in touch at info@garethdavies-jones.com

Downloads

Living Room Gig - An Overview Details of how you can book, organise and run a Living Room Gig with Gareth as the artist. 276 KB
GDJ Live - Blank Poster PR Poster for GDJ Live Solo Shows 341 KB
Nine Lessons: Christmas Acoustic Tour 2016 More details about the 2016 Nine Lessons Tour. 27.9 KB
Nine Lessons Tour 2016 - Poster Blank Poster - Christmas Acoustic Tour 1.47 MB
The Seam: Tour Details Costs and other essential info on The Seam Tour 332 KB
The Seam: Flyer (Blank) The Seam - blank tour poster/flyer 3.07 MB